I keep starting to come back to this blog and start a new post, but then I quit due to time constraints. Well, last night I sat on my couch and read my blog posts from years back and I decided I shouldn't just let it go. I had too much fun going back and reading my words and thoughts from long ago. So, here I am. This blog might be just for me, since I am probably the only one reading it, but I enjoy reading it, so here it goes!
First up, things are GREAT! Randall got a new job. He is now working for the same school district as I am. He is a bus driver and works in the bus garage. It has been a major change to us, even though it has barely been a month! He is home every single night, doesn't work nights, and he will be off on the holidays! We are super excited for this new journey the good Lord is allowing us to be on. We have prayed and prayed for a new position for him. The Carbon Plant was so good to us. They were great with families. We will definitely miss the Christmas parties, Easter parties, and the people. However, we are super excited to work for the same company and enjoy the perks together!
Ruthie is loving 4th grade. It amazes me sometimes how well she adjusts to new things. When she was little, she really struggled with it, but she has overcome that and really excels when it comes to changes. She is such a gorgeous young lady, inside and out. I am thankful that God allows me to be her mom. She is a hoot. She never fails to make us giggle. She is quite the character- very witty!
Randy is doing great in 1st grade. He loves school too and enjoys his teacher. He makes friends with everyone. I just realized I never made a post about the greatest moment in his life- his salvation! That's right! My baby boy accepted Jesus as his Savior in June at church camp. I'll have to devote a whole post to that! He is quite a character himself, but sometimes I don't think he realizes what a goof he is. He is so clumsy too- always has been. He is such a great young man. He loves to take care of us and he likes to be known as the man of the house when Randall is away.
Fostering is still a work in progress. I hope and pray we will be fostering within the year. We have had a lady come over and explain what all we need to do. We still need to take our PRIDE classes, but we are hoping to do so in January. The house still needs some work, but we were pleasantly surprised to find it wasn't as much as we assumed.
So, there is the update. I will share a post later (hopefully not in the next year!) about Randy's salvation and baptism. What a glorious night that was! I will leave you (or me if nobody is reading) with some recent photos of these precious kiddos I call mine!